Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Running into an old colleague of mine, I heard that a student from my old work, where I had been a teacher, got into some trouble recently. He asked to be excused from class to use the restroom, and, when released, went next door to an unlocked classroom. Inside, he stole the teacher's purse, containing her credit cards, some cash, and her keys. Most importantly, he stole the "A" key, a key that can open up any door in the entire school, making it highly valuable. Now, it's worth about $30,000 to replace every lock in the school, so this is one expensive key.
Inspired by this post, I am creating the Bad Parents of the Month award. Stay tuned each month to learn about the horrible things that parents around the world do to their children! And if you hear about something, email me the story so that they can be humiliated on my blog!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Snakes?! That's nothing. Try calming down a toddler on an airplane... now that's scary!
I know this is an older news story, but I can't seem to get the scenario out of my head. According to the Associated Press, a two-year-old boy was so upset about his impending flight that he began fussing and crying, refusing to wear a seat belt. His grandparents insisted they could calm him down, but the toddler crawled under his seat and refused to come out. After a 15 minute delay, the airline staff asked them to get off the plane, much to the cheers and applause of the other passengers.
I still can't seem to decide what I would have wanted done in this situation, if I had to make the choice whether they stay or go.
As a mom, I understand the parents' struggle to calm down their son. I too have had to exit many a restaurant because of my child's behavior. But where can they take him on an airplane... outside? I have flown with my kids a couple times (once by myself), and it is extremely difficult, to say the least, to fully discipline your children when they know they are stuck there for hours at a time. You can't give them a time-out, can't send them to their room, and God forbid you spank them or someone calls Child Services. Anyone with a 2-year-old knows it is very difficult to calm a kicking and screaming child down when they are in the Tantrum Zone.
As an airline passenger, however, I also understand the passengers' frustration on being stuck on this plane. I've had to endure my seat being kicked, screeching children, and obnoxious drunk businessmen. I guess I just deal with it. It's what you expect from riding in coach, right?
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I'm usually not one for the cutsie things, but this really calms me down after a nerve-wracking day. It's a blog called Things That Make You Go Ahhh, and it solely features pictures of the cutest little furry creatures that make you... well, go "Ahhhhh!" (Actually, I usually go "Awwww," but that's just me.)
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I love this! Absolutely Bananas wants to know... and so I answer:
Five people to tag:
Friday, June 8, 2007
"Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they are born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you." -- Ray Romano
Thursday, June 7, 2007
The kids and I were on a recent shopping trip at the mall when we stopped for a quick lunch. Volcano started talking about how his sandwich could dance and sing. Monkey was laughing as Volcano started to make everything on the table -- food, drinks, napkins, you name it -- dance along to his song.